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By IHI Multimedia Team | Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019
The following case study from IHI’s Business Case for Becoming an Age-Friendly Health System describes one organization’s efforts to improve the prevention and treatment of delirium while avoiding unnecessary costs.

 

Tag(s): Geriatrics, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Delirium (Acute), Quality, Cost, and Value, Age-Friendly Health Systems, What Matters
By Kedar Mate | Wednesday, Jun 05, 2019
Providing care for elderly patients doesn't automatically make you an expert in geriatrics. However, the 4Ms framework - focusing on what matters most to patients, medication, mobility, and mentation - can serve as a useful reminder to address the most important components of care for older adults.

 

Tag(s): Geriatrics, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Patient Safety, Age-Friendly Health Systems, Quality Improvement, Delirium (Acute), Medication Safety, What Matters
By Victor Tabbush | Wednesday, Apr 03, 2019
Age-friendly health systems provides safe, high-quality care that lines up with what matters most to an older adult. A business professor explains how providing age-friendly care is not only good for patients, but can also benefit an organization's bottom line.

 

Tag(s): Geriatrics, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Patient Safety, Age-Friendly Health Systems, Quality Improvement, Delirium (Acute), What Matters, Quality, Cost, and Value, Cost Containment and Reduction
By Mary Tinetti | Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019
What does it mean to be "age-friendly?" It means providing safe, high-quality care that lines up with what matters most to an older adult. In the following interview, Mary Tinetti, MD, Chief of Geriatrics at Yale-New Haven Hospital, explains the keys to providing the best care possible for older adults.

 

Tag(s): Geriatrics, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Patient Safety, Age-Friendly Health Systems, Quality Improvement, Delirium (Acute), Medication Safety, What Matters
By Kelly McCutcheon Adams | Thursday, Aug 06, 2015
A new book on ICU liberation provides some practical guidance for frontline staff to help get ICU patients mobile and wean them off of sedation earlier. IHI Director Kelly McCutcheon Adams, who co-authored a chapter in the book based on IHI’s work in this area, briefly describes the book’s contents.It was a delight, albeit a daunting one, to receive an invitation to write a chapter for the new Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) book, ICU Liberation The Power of Pain Control, Minimal Sedati ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Mobility in the Intensive Care Unit, Delirium (Acute), ICU/CCU - Intensive Care Unit/Critical Care Unit
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